our grantmaking process

The Raikes Foundation makes grants in three core program areas: Education, Youth Homelessness, and Expanded Learning Opportunities. We also make a limited number of community grants and grants for special projects. Proposals are by invitation only. We make the majority of our grants to organizations we have identified. We do not accept unsolicited proposals. 

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as public charities under section 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) of the Code. Public organizations designated under section 170(c) of the Code are also eligible. The Raikes Foundation does not make grants to individuals or to organizations outside the United States. 

The Raikes Foundation does not fund: individuals; organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin or citizenship, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief; or religious purposes unless grant activities address the needs of the wider community without regard to religious beliefs.

Even if our grants and strategies don’t fully succeed, we only fail if we don’t learn.

– Jeff Raikes

List of Grants

Organization Requests Award Datesort ascending Amount Strategy
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty 50-State Survey and Scorecard on Ending Youth Homelessness 08/29/17 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Plan to Develop a Research/Practice Partnership to Advance Equitable Learning Environments 08/29/17 $25,000.00 Education
El Education, Inc. Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 08/23/17 $400,000.00 Education
GlobalGiving General Operating Support 08/15/17 $25,000.00 Special Initiatives
University of Washington Accelerating Social Transformation Program 08/04/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
United Way Of King County UWKC's Programs 08/04/17 $100,000.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Foundation Solutions Oriented Journalism Project on Homelessness 08/03/17 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children and Youth Justice Center The Development of a System of Care for Unaccompanied Youth 08/01/17 $29,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Summit Public Schools Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 07/31/17 $315,000.00 Education
University of Washington Moving Beyond Changing Mindsets: Creating a Culture of Growth in Schools (UW, Year 2) 07/28/17 $333,895.00 Education
Eskolta School Research and Design Eskolta Change-Makers Reception Sponsorship 07/28/17 $10,000.00 Education
Oakland Public Education Fund Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 07/28/17 $500,000.00 Education
Roses in Concrete Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 07/24/17 $1,000,000.00 Education
Turnaround for Children, Inc. Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 07/24/17 $500,000.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 07/21/17 $1,000,000.00 Education
Spurwink Services Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 07/21/17 $1,000,000.00 Education
National Equity Project Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 07/21/17 $10,000.00 Education
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support (Event) 07/12/17 $1,750.00 Community Giving
Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition Mason County HOST Site Visit Honorarium 07/12/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Tacoma Community House 100-Day Challenge - Pierce County 06/30/17 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Powerful Voices General Operating Support (Event) 06/30/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Indiana University Moving Beyond Changing Mindsets: Creating a Culture of Growth in Schools (Indiana, Year 2) 06/30/17 $66,105.00 Education
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center General Operating Support (Event) 06/23/17 $500.00 Community Giving
YouthCare 100-Day Challenge - King County 06/23/17 $19,415.00 Youth Homelessness
National Equity Project Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 06/22/17 $50,000.00 Education
Nexus Youth and Families 100-Day Challenge - King County 06/19/17 $5,585.00 Youth Homelessness
Sevenzo General Operating Support 06/19/17 $3,000.00 Education
Opportunity Institute Science of Learning and Development Field Building Project 06/16/17 $200,000.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support 06/16/17 $3,000.00 Education
National Equity Project General Operating Support 06/15/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support 06/12/17 $3,000.00 Education
Spokane Housing Authority 100-Day Challenge - Spokane County 06/09/17 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
EducationCounsel LLC K-12 Policy Strategy and Implementation Support 06/01/17 $200,000.00 Education
Washington Womens Foundation General Operating Support and Membership 05/19/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners General Operating Support and Membership 05/19/17 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Georgetown University Financial Transparency Working Group (FiTWiG) 05/11/17 $400,000.00 Education
Cascade Public Media General Operating Support 05/10/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 05/10/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
National Public Education Support Fund Educators Funders Strategy Group 05/05/17 $25,000.00 Education
President And Fellows Of Harvard College Funders Collaborative on Innovative Measures Fieldbuilding Projects-Inter/Intra-Personal Competencies Framework Taxonomy 05/02/17 $55,000.00 Education
Vietnamese Friendship Association for Greater Seattle Othering and Belonging Conference Partipcation 04/21/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Young Womens Christian Association Of Seattle-King County-Snohomish C General Operating Support (Event) 04/21/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
The Aspen Institute, Inc. 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholarship Fund 04/21/17 $20,000.00 Community Giving
New Venture Fund Funders Collaborative on Innovative Measures Fieldbuilding Projects - Annual Membership 04/21/17 $20,000.00 Education
Sevenzo General Operating Support 04/14/17 $1,450.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support 04/14/17 $1,450.00 Education
Northwest African American Museum Inc General Operating Support (Event) 04/14/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Learning Policy Institute Improving the Capacity of States to Support More Equitable School Resourcing Strategies 04/07/17 $600,000.00 Education
RAND Corporation Funders Collaborative on Innovative Measures Fieldbuilding - Inter- and Intra-Personal Measures Public Repository Expans 04/07/17 $120,000.00 Education
Collaborative For Academic Social and Emotional Learning Funders Collaborative on Innovative Measures Fieldbuilding Projects - Inter-and Intra-Personal Developmental Assessment 04/07/17 $80,000.00 Education